The Books of Magic

 BOOM   (Vertigo, 1994-2000)

™ and ©1994 DC Comics, Inc.

The Books of Magic is the ongoing monthly continuation of the tale that began in the Books of Magic mini-series. That series, written by Sandman’s Neil Gaiman, told of how John Constantine (Hellblazer), Doctor Occult, Mister E and the Phantom Stranger introduced a young boy named Timothy Hunter to the mystical realm. Timothy had the potential to become the world’s most powerful mage—if that is what he decided to be. In the end, however, he could not help but become involved in magic, having been shown its all-too-real presence in our world.

Today, Timothy is still a shy boy, but is growing ever more used to having strange things happen to him. In this series he will encounter beings from the realm of the Faerie, grow more familiar with the powers of magic that literally flow through him and discover—to his great surprise— that his true parents are not the ones he spent so many dull days with in London…

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#1

  5/1/1994
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 John Ney RieberGary Amaro

#1 Silver Edition

  5/1/1994
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No cover priceJohn Ney RieberGary Amaro

#2

  6/1/1994
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 John Ney RieberGary Amaro

#3

  7/1/1994
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 John Ney RieberGary Amaro

#4

  8/1/1994
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 John Ney RieberGary Amaro, Peter Gross

#5

  9/1/1994
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1st appearance of Molly O’Reilly; 1st Appearance of Adremelech; 1st Appearance of AgaresJohn Ney RieberPeter Snejbjerg

#6

  10/1/1994
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1st appearance of AlleathaJohn Ney RieberPeter Gross

#7

  11/1/1994
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#8

  12/1/1994
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Includes Vertigo trading cardJohn Ney RieberPeter Gross

#9

  1/1/1995
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 John Ney RieberGary Amaro

#10

  2/1/1995
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 John Ney RieberGary Amaro

#11

  3/1/1995
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 John Ney RieberGary Amaro

#12

  4/1/1995
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 John Ney RieberPeter Snejbjerg

#13

  5/1/1995
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 John Ney RieberPeter Snejbjerg

#14

  7/1/1995
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#15

  8/1/1995
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 John Ney RieberPeter Snejbjerg

#16

  9/1/1995
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 John Ney RieberPeter Snejbjerg

#17

  10/1/1995
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 John Ney RieberPeter Snejbjerg

#18

  11/1/1995
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#19

  12/1/1995
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#20

  1/1/1996
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 John Ney RieberJohn Ridgway

#21

  2/1/1996
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#22

  3/1/1996
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#23

  4/1/1996
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#24

  5/1/1996
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#25

  6/1/1996
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#26

  7/1/1996
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#27

  8/1/1996
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#28

  9/1/1996
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#29

  10/1/1996
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#30

  11/1/1996
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross, Peter Snejbjerg

#31

  12/1/1996
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 John Ney RieberPeter Snejbjerg

#32

  1/1/1997
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 John Ney RieberPeter Snejbjerg

#33

  2/1/1997
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 John Ney RieberPeter Snejbjerg

#34

  3/1/1997
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 John Ney RieberPeter Snejbjerg

#35

  4/1/1997
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 John Ney RieberPeter Snejbjerg

#36

  5/1/1997
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 John Ney RieberPeter Snejbjerg

#37

  6/1/1997
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 John Ney RieberPeter Snejbjerg

#38

  7/1/1997
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 John Ney RieberPeter Snejbjerg

#39

  8/1/1997
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#40

  9/1/1997
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#41

  10/1/1997
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 John Ney Rieber, Peter GrossPeter Gross

#42

  11/1/1997
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 John Ney RieberJill Thompson

#43

  12/1/1997
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#44

  1/1/1998
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#45

  2/1/1998
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#46

  3/1/1998
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#47

  4/1/1998
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#48

  5/1/1998
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#49

  6/1/1998
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 John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#50

  7/1/1998
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Includes preview of issue #51John Ney RieberPeter Gross

#51

  8/1/1998
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 Peter GrossPeter Gross

#52

  9/1/1998
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 Peter GrossPeter Gross

#53

  10/1/1998
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 Peter GrossPeter Gross

#54

  11/1/1998
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 Peter GrossPeter Gross

#55

  12/1/1998
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 Peter GrossLinda Medley, Peter Gross

#56

  1/1/1999
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 Peter GrossPeter Gross

#57

  2/1/1999
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Books of Faerie back-upBronwyn Carlton, Peter GrossPeter Gross, Ryan Kelly

#58

  3/1/1999
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Books of Faerie back-upBronwyn Carlton, Peter GrossHermann Mejia, Peter Gross

#59

  4/1/1999
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Books of Faerie back-upBronwyn Carlton, Peter GrossPeter Gross, Andrew Chiu

#60

  5/1/1999
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 Peter GrossPeter Gross

#61

  6/1/1999
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 Peter GrossPeter Gross

#62

  7/1/1999
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Books of Faerie back-upPeter Gross, Bronwyn CarltonPeter Gross, Linda Medley

#63

  8/1/1999
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 Peter HoganGary Amaro

#64

  9/1/1999
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1st appearance of Joh; 1st Appearance of AccasbelPeter GrossPeter Gross

#65

  10/1/1999
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 Peter GrossPeter Gross

#66

  11/1/1999
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 Peter GrossPeter Gross

#67

  12/1/1999
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 Peter GrossPeter Gross

#68

  1/1/2000
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Death of PsychePeter GrossPeter Gross, Michael Lark

#69

  2/1/2000
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 Peter GrossPeter Gross

#70

  3/1/2000
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 Peter GrossPeter Gross

#71

  4/1/2000
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 Peter GrossPeter Gross

#72

  5/1/2000
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 Peter GrossJohn Ridgway

#73

  6/1/2000
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 Peter GrossPeter Gross

#74

  7/1/2000
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 Peter GrossPeter Gross

#75

  8/1/2000
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Final issuePeter GrossPeter Gross

Annual #1

  2/1/1997
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1997 AnnualJohn Ney ReiberMark Buckingham

Annual #2

  2/1/1998
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1998 AnnualJohn Ney RieberJamie Tolagson

Annual #3

  6/1/1999
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1999 AnnualPeter Gross, Mark Millar, John Ney ReiberKelley Jones, Gary Amaro, John Totleben, Phil Jimenez, Jason Temujin, Peter Gross

Ashcan #1

  9/1/1993
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No copies available
Black and White Four Page Preview of Ongoing seriesJohn Ney ReiberGary Amaro

Book #1

  3/1/1995
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Collects The Books of Magic #1–4; Introduction by Jane YolenJohn Ney RieberGary Amaro, Peter Gross

Book #1 (4th printing)

 
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Collects The Books of Magic #1–4John Ney RieberAmaro peter Gross Gary

Book #2

  5/1/1996
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Collects The Books of Magic #5–13 and Vertigo Rave #1; Foreword by John Ney RieberJohn Ney RieberPeter Gross, Peter Snejbjerg, Gary Amaro, Charles Vess

Book #2 (2nd printing)

  5/1/1996
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Collects The Books of Magic #5–13 and Vertigo Rave #1; Foreword by John Ney RieberJohn Ney RieberPeter Gross, Peter Snejbjerg, Gary Amaro, Charles Vess

Book #3

 
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Collects The Books of Magic #14–20John Ney RieberPeter Gross, Peter Snejbjerg

Book #4

  9/1/1998
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Collects The Books of Magic #21–25John Ney RieberPeter Gross, Michael W. Kaluta, August Hatl, Chris Bachalo

Book #4 (2nd printing)

 
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Collects the Books of Magic #21-25John Ney RieberPeter Gross

Book #5

  8/1/1999
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Collects The Books of Magic #26–32John Ney RieberPeter Gross, Peter Snejbjerg

Book #6

  7/1/2000
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Collects Books of Magic #33–41John Ney Rieber, Peter GrossPeter Gross, Peter Snejbjerg, Sherilyn Van Valkenburgh, Michael W. Kaluta

Book #7

  11/1/2001
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Collects Books of Magic #42–50John Ney RieberPeter Gross, Jill Thompson

Deluxe Set #1

 
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Collects A Story From Vertigo Rave #1, Books Of Magic #1-13 And Arcana: The Books Of Magic Annual #1John Ney RieberGary Amaro